Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Java Man

The coffee shop of course, a Starbucks on Marine Way in Vancouver.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


Noodlin & Doodlin

Sunday, September 23, 2012

High Anxiety

On my way home from Steveston BC I found the High Anxiety high and dry in a shipyard full of old fish boats. The lack of salmon in recent years has put many of them out of business. A great place to draw boats.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Old Salt

I had a great morning drawing with Wayne Bisskey - - in Steveston BC. Steveston was at one time an important fishing port, located at the mouth of the Fraser River. many things remain from that time and some fishboats still operate from here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Centennial Beach Cafe

There is a new concession(cafe) at Centennial Beach park in Tsawwassen, Delta, BC. We are having a great stretch of sunny weather so the cafe is busy. I am playing with a dip pen and ink. I love the variety of lines but it can be a messy business.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Empress Hotel Victoria BC Canada

Opened in 1908 by the Canadian Pacific Railway this beautiful hotel sits at the head of the inner harbour in Victoria BC. This is just a little corner of a grand old lady. A number of reno jobs over the years have given her all the latest amenities. The green on the walls is my attempt at the ivy that covers a good part of the front of the hotel.
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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tsawwassen Street Banners

Street banners in Tsawwassen, Delta, BC, Canada. Yes, that is a palm tree of some kind, no coconuts. Tsawwassen is right on the US border, the 49th parallel, so not in the tropics exactly. They do just fine here, the summers are warm and they survive the winters.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

BC Parliament Buildings

The British Columbia Parliament Buildings, in Victoria, opened in 1898 and are home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Lee Benevolent Association

This building is on Fisgard Street in Victoria BC's Chinatown. I recently took a day trip to Victoria and did a few drawings. Visiting Victoria is always a treat.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Vancouver Public Library

At Georgia and Hamilton streets in Vancouver BC

Sunday, September 9, 2012


At Petras on 12th in Tsawwassen, BC

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


This guy was playing at the Ladner Farmers Market, Ladner BC

Monday, September 3, 2012


A pagoda in Nitobe Garden, UBC, Vancouver British Columbia. The garden is a beautiful, peaceful place.

Saturday, September 1, 2012


Another drawing from the Nitobe Garden UBC, Vancouver.

Nitobe Memorial Garden

 I had a very enjoyable day drawing with Dino Pai in the Nitobe Memorial Garden at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC. It is considered to be one of the best traditional Japanese gardens in North America and in the top five outside of Japan.